Dismiss Systematic Transrectal Ultrasound-guided and Embrace Targeted Magnetic Resonance Imaging-informed Prostate Biopsy: Is the Paradigm Ready to Shift?

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Giannarini G., Briganti A., Crestani A., Rossanese M., Montorsi F., Ficarra V.

European Urology 2015

Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging-informed prostate biopsy is attracting increasing interest among practicing urologists. Whether this will become the new gold standard in prostate cancer diagnosis and supplant systematic transrectal ultrasound-guided sampling remains to be determined. Here we present the main open questions and current concerns regarding this new approach.


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